Just wanted to tell you guys it worked ... I walked along the rows of fabric. With my hands on my back. Not even touching, mind you! Talking about self-restraint!
I met Terri at our usual subway stop, and from there we continued our journey. We talked. Like non-stop. From 10 o'clock til 5. Unbelievable! We had to pay attention to the stops, trying to read the Korean signs and listen to the announcements, not easy while chatting, I can tell you that.
Nice sun, excellent temperature, blossoms everywhere. Spring has definitely arrived in South Korea. And as usual: one week you have to wear your thickest winter jacket, the next week you don't need a jacket at all.
So there I was .. only looking. Obviously Terri thought I was ill. Like, seriously ill ... After two hours we wanted to have lunch, on a little bench outdoors. Though the owner said : 'follow' and made us have our lunch in their office. And there it was, just waiting for me:
But it looked like it wasn't for sale. Terri convinced me to just ask. And you got to love the Korean people: I just pointed out the fabric, said 'please' with my puppy eyes, she tilted her head a little and said 'okay'. Never mind she didn't speak English, never mind my Korean being stuck at a (very very very) beginners level. We spoke a common Fabric Language.
And of course I had a bunch of Korean won in my pocket. That might have helped too. Never mind we have to live off bread and water during the next days ;)
And look at this: pure sentiment. To be honest: I don't even like it and have no clue what to do with it.
I am telling you: women and fabrics. No brain involved between them!
And obviously no self-restraint either.
|Lunch for the gluten free pals.|
GF pretzels, mini cupcakes and Korean pears.
|Our coffee place. Not on the picture: the big road full of cars in front of it.|
And the gas station next to it.